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Palantir to seek at least $26 billion valuation in fundraising push

From CNBC: Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four years, according to sources. Palantir was valued at roughly $20 billion in its last private fundraising round in 2015. Palantir, whose customers range from global banks[…]

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AirBNB Open Home policy helps evacuees flee from Dorian

AirBNB has a diverse business, most people don’t even know the extent in which they operate in multiple verticals.  Now that Hurricane Dorian is approaching the US, AirBNB has activated their Open Home Policy, see trending thread on this topic: AirBNB has activated their Open Home policy and there are hundreds of free places to[…]

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How CIA-Backed Palantir Is Helping Police Root Out ‘Thought Crimes’

From Zero Hedge August 2019: Palantir’s technology was developed in warzones like Fallujah, where it was used to anticipate roadside bombs and attacks by insurgents. Now, it’s being used on the streets of Los Angeles to root out criminals like something straight out of the movie “Minority Report.” Unsurprisingly, the privately-held tech firm is backed by[…]

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Palantir’s IPO Plans are Just as Secretive as the Company Itself

From Zacks June 2019 Palantir Technologies is a privately-held software and services company that has taken Silicon Valley by storm since its launch back in 2004. It was founded by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp (now CEO) with the idea of “creating the world’s best user experience for working with data, one[…]

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Peter Thiel’s stealth start-up Palantir has unlocked a new opportunity to sell to the US military as revenue tops $1 billion

From CNBC May 2019: Palantir — the Silicon Valley data analytics company co-founded by PayPal founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel — has made the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for six years running. But this year was perhaps the most disruptive of all for the company, which has attracted $2.8 billion in funding, raising its valuation to $20.5 billion,[…]

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Wish Raises Series H at $11.2B Valuation After Doubling Revenue in 2018

From Crunchbase News August 2019: Ecommerce startup Wish has reportedly raised $300 million in a confirmed Series H round led by General Atlantic. The financing boosts Wish’s valuation to $11.2 billion post-money compared to a valuation of $8.7 billion following itslast funding round in September 2017, according to General Atlantic. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Axios’ Dan Primack reported the $300 million figure, which[…]

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OYO Dominates As Startups Tackle India’s Hospitality Gaps

From Crunchbase News June 2019: Angel investor and entrepreneur Pankaj Jain said no to investing in hotel startup OYO, twice. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Back then, OYO was just the ambitious idea of a 19-year-old entrepreneur, Ritesh Agarwal. Now, it’s India’s hotel startup market leader worth $5 billion, according to some reports. “So I’m basically[…]

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Flex Office Space Knotel Mushrooms In NYC; Expands 318% Worldwide

From Forbes December 2018: The company, which is headquartered in New York City and offers custom spaces to firms of 50 or more employees, more than tripled its global footprint this year. KNOTEL Flexible work-space provider Knotel is having a productive end of the year in New York City. It signed nine leases in Manhattan in the last[…]

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Why Slack Is Skipping An IPO And Doing A Direct Listing

From Zero Hedge 4/26/2019: Joining a deluge of private unicorns such as Lyft, Pinterest, and Uber rushing to access public capital markets while the S&P remains at all time highs, on Friday morning Slack Technologies became the latest Silicon Valley darling to go public, or rather “public”, because unlike most of its peers, instead of filing[…]

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Cramer: Lyft IPO likely to surge, drawing investors back to whole stock market

From CNBC: Jim Cramer says the highly-anticipated IPO could open as high as $100 a share. Lyft increased its expected IPO share price range to between $70 and $72 per share from between $62 and $68, and Cramer expected the price to go up to $75. The successful event will turn the spotlight back on the[…]

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